http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/06/AR2005070601876.html originally posted by monster in DC United's board. VERY interesting info on EJ's new deal. MLS seems to be truly trying to hold on to him, at least to the degree that it looks like EJ is not going to be simply available to any suitor who swoops in with a $5 mil offer like Benfica. $875,000 is arguably as much as he'd make if he went to PSV (Gibbs makes what, $750,000 at Feyenoord?). I guess EJ could get over a million if he went to ManU, but MLS is certainly paying up for him big time (he makes almost twelve times as much as Noonan, the leading scorer in MLS!). Perhaps the theoretical limit would be a $2 million salary for EJ right now in Europe, but that would probably set some kind of US record (how much does McBride make, and how much did Donovan make at Bayer?) I think it is an interesting trend that MLS will go sky high on the salary for some players, yet keep others of slightly lower talent at extremely low salaries. Makes sense if they can pull it off, it's a good way to hold onto hot players and show Euro teams that they can't just swoop in and take the best talent without paying a fair price.